The Factors Behind Social Inflation’s Continued Rise

Social Inflation is a phenomenon that has affected litigation trends in nearly every industry segment, one of the prime examples being education. 

Social Inflation refers to rising costs of insurance claims relating to societal trends, increased jury awards and broader definitions of liability. As society continues to shift, this will also be a key driver of the hard market and overall perception of higher education. 

Why Is Social Inflation Growing?

There are several reasons why Social Inflation has continued to have an impact on insurance. A write-up from Travelers Insurance, along with data from Gallup and PEW highlight these factors:


Talk to your trusted RCM&D advisor today with any coverage questions or if you’d like to learn more about social Inflation’s effects on education.